Senior Quantity Surveyor (Working on WBHE project)

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DescriptionPurpose of the Role The finance and commercial team provide the commercial and finance functions to support Alliance. This includes finance, commercial, contract/legal matters and budget control and reporting. The Senior Quantity Surveyor will provide a leading role to support Alliance projects and the programme with commercial aspects. About Us Joining Colas Rail UK provides the opportunity to not only establish yourself within one of the rail industry biggest and most prestigious, multi-disciplined contractors, providing you with a springboard that can take you career to new heights. We take pride in nurturing talent and providing opportunities for you to unlock your potential at whatever stage you are in your career. We encourage cross-collaboration and innovation and if you are interested in learning Colas Rail will enable that. Everyday we work together safely to solve real problems, with a shared goal of enhancing the Infrastructure and Logistics which is key to the UK Rail Network and wider Supply Chain. Everyone here has a voice and we encourage all to speak up, discuss their ideas and implement them. We are always looking for passionate people to join our business and with several bases across the UK, there are plenty of opportunities to join our vibrant, creative, and diverse teams. Colas Rail hold three core values: Caring, Sharing and Daring. We take care our of our employees, always ensuring safety is a top priority and we nurture our collective wellbeing. We share a passion for what we do, celebrate our achievements and value high standards like nowhere else. We dare to take on new challenges, we are one of the international leaders in our industry. We keep on innovating, expanding, and conquering new markets. The performance of Colas Rail UK is dependent upon improving and developing the skills and abilities of all employees, and our Equal Opportunities Policy, above all else, aims to achieve this objective. Accountabilities (Deliverables) Assisting QS/AQS/Cost Clerks with site measure queriesAgreement of subcontractor interim measures and final accountsDrafting and negotiation of supply chain contractsSupply chain contract administrationProcessing variation requests and orders with supply chain and Owner ParticipantResolution of contractual disputesProduction of monthly Cost Value ReportsProduction of monthly cost forecasts including accrued costsUtilisation and implementation of systems/processes to ensure cost allocation and reporting accuracyAssisting commercial manager with forecasting project and programme costs Responsibilities (Duties) Mentoring of QS/AQS/Cost Clerks Cost control and administration Subcontractor management Contract administration Change Control Budget management Accuracy of forecasting As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements. Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time. Person Specification Working in a commercial function within the engineering or construction sectorKnowledge of finance systems, databases and smartsheetsCost and budget administrationFinancial and commercial reportingGood working knowledge of Microsoft excelPrevious experience of working in labour, plant, material, subcontractor environment is preferredPrevious experience of working within an Alliance or SPV advantageousPrevious experience in Light Rail or Rail advantageous Qualifications Degree or equivalent level qualification in Quantity Surveying or related construction subjectRelevant commercial experience preferably with a contracting organisation

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